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Forum: General Discussion 04-23-2015, 02:51 AM
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Posted By thomasp
modelling on 14 inch should work unless you...

modelling on 14 inch should work unless you require lots of interface to be visible at all times.
if you use an app with a very in your face GUI like max or maya, hide it and train yourself to work...
Forum: Technical Talk 04-22-2015, 01:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 118
Posted By thomasp
i've never ever encountered that. does zbrush...

i've never ever encountered that. does zbrush crash in these instances where the file vanishes? for me if it crashes (thankfully rarely enough) it leaves behind the .zzz temp file that is being...
Forum: General Discussion 04-21-2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,277
Posted By thomasp
that armrest on the chair looks rather painful....

that armrest on the chair looks rather painful. :) did you remove the padding?

sorry, had to be that guy. nice monitor btw. although my feeling is always that having more than one display is...
Forum: General Discussion 04-20-2015, 02:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,353
Posted By thomasp
looks like straight out of ace combat. :)...

looks like straight out of ace combat. :) approved!
are they designing a flying aircraft carrier, too?
Forum: General Discussion 04-20-2015, 01:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 318
Posted By thomasp
of course you'd be re-using your meshes wherever...

of course you'd be re-using your meshes wherever possible - no sense in re-inventing the wheel all the time.

also animation rigs usually are set up to work best with a particular topology, so it...
Forum: General Discussion 04-18-2015, 06:00 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,448
Posted By thomasp
seconding this. star wars is big business, not...

seconding this. star wars is big business, not some game that gives you local multiplayer or space battles as an expansion pack.
Forum: General Discussion 04-17-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,277
Posted By thomasp
pretty cool site! i noticed in this review:...

pretty cool site!

i noticed in this review: http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/eizo_ev2736w.htm my point about the 27 inch screens being a bit packed pixel-density-wise mentioned:

"The EV2736W...
Forum: General Discussion 04-16-2015, 11:47 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,277
Posted By thomasp
that's the one. it's really wide so a dual screen...

that's the one. it's really wide so a dual screen setup with a 24 inch dell might give you neck trouble. ;)

neutral colors, even backlighting (which my dell never really had) are it's strengths....
Forum: General Discussion 04-16-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,277
Posted By thomasp
eizo 27 inch user here. i like it's neutral...

eizo 27 inch user here. i like it's neutral colors and it fits right into your price range. downside - no frills approach as far as ports go. two video ports and a small usb hub. no sd card slots and...
Forum: General Discussion 04-15-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 365
Posted By thomasp
these driver issues seem really machine...

these driver issues seem really machine dependant. on my current win7 one there are exactly zero whereas on other machines i had all sorts (including zbrush complaining about some wintab error on...
Forum: General Discussion 04-15-2015, 02:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,547
Posted By thomasp
purely for modelling, choice of package seems...

purely for modelling, choice of package seems rather irrelevant. that's for creating entirely new stuff. as soon as you have to tweak existing assets and maintain whatever data is attached to those,...
Forum: Technical Talk 04-09-2015, 04:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 337
Posted By thomasp
ok, so where would the 16 bits per channel come...

ok, so where would the 16 bits per channel come in these days? are we talking displacement maps or other stuff straight out of a bake here? because i'm sure we can make a format exception for those....
Forum: Technical Talk 04-09-2015, 01:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 337
Posted By thomasp
for everything that lives on my SSD and doesn't...

for everything that lives on my SSD and doesn't need to store layers: TGA, plain and simple and compatible.

TIF isn't all that compatible in my experience and saving with compression takes quite...
Forum: General Discussion 04-07-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 918
Posted By thomasp
intuos 5 > intuos 4 for wear & tear in my...

intuos 5 > intuos 4 for wear & tear in my experience. also fingerprints are a lot less visible on the matte finish. USB port placement still an absolute travesty though. why can it not be located...
Forum: General Discussion 04-02-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 624
Views: 33,153
Posted By thomasp
well, at least you didn't post the hubble camera...

well, at least you didn't post the hubble camera here!

what these need is pancake lenses, then we're talking. :)
Forum: General Discussion 04-02-2015, 02:04 AM
Replies: 624
Views: 33,153
Posted By thomasp
don't stop looking, there's always medium format...

don't stop looking, there's always medium format out there, beating FF! bigger fish and all :) the leica s type is pretty sweet actually, even if a bit on the bulky side.
Forum: General Discussion 03-29-2015, 06:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,864
Posted By thomasp
technically it is a slightly younger piece of...

technically it is a slightly younger piece of poo. but smells even worse. ;)

is there even a fresh cg app out there anymore? even the supposedly soon-to-take-over-everything modo is a whopping 10...
Forum: General Discussion 03-28-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 624
Views: 33,153
Posted By thomasp
yes they seem to obscure a bit with the circular...

yes they seem to obscure a bit with the circular prisma being so close to the center. but as for accuracy - when you used them, did you have the camera correct your lens focus? seems with the...
Forum: General Discussion 03-27-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 624
Views: 33,153
Posted By thomasp
i see. focus peaking i find quite nifty now when...

i see. focus peaking i find quite nifty now when trying to achieve shallow depth of field. but if i'm not after that i end up with what looks like flickering/noise all over the view. my new one has...
Forum: General Discussion 03-27-2015, 05:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,779
Posted By thomasp
the one thing i believe maya still doesn't do and...

the one thing i believe maya still doesn't do and that is such a breeze in max to simplify things is the ability to just change the contents of the entire menu structure easily. this stuff is a crazy...
Forum: General Discussion 03-27-2015, 05:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,864
Posted By thomasp
so very true. ^^ looking back over the last...

so very true. ^^

looking back over the last decade and a half the pattern seems to be that these low end versions don't live very long. they seemd to be intended to broaden the market but are...
Forum: General Discussion 03-26-2015, 01:14 PM
Replies: 624
Views: 33,153
Posted By thomasp
i haven't read this thread in a good long while....

i haven't read this thread in a good long while. interesting to see how the wind has changed and now it's all mirrorless instead of fat SLRs. :)

i get the sentiment about having too much gear to...
Forum: General Discussion 03-26-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,779
Posted By thomasp
i'm not a maya nut but generally speaking: icons...

i'm not a maya nut but generally speaking: icons need to die! when i was using maya for jobs i made a set of shelf icons that were just text labels to get by. the amount of semi-meaningless icons in...
Forum: General Discussion 03-25-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 935
Posted By thomasp
hey joseph, in terms of the kind of graphics apps...

hey joseph, in terms of the kind of graphics apps you run in games - not really. lack of a certain minimum amount of texture ram or shader pipes could be a deal breaker for certain games or game...
Forum: General Discussion 03-25-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 935
Posted By thomasp
13 inch is too small for graphical work IMO. also...

13 inch is too small for graphical work IMO. also probably too low resolution to even display half the interface on top of the content. to put things into perspective: i find 15 inch with 1680+...
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